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[kohch-uh n-fawr, -fohr]
  1. a coach together with the four horses by which it is drawn.
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Origin of coach-and-four

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • I sobbed and cried the whole way, for where were the delights then to me of a coach-and-four?

    The Fairchild Family

    Mary Martha Sherwood

  • I'm not riding in my coach-and-four yet, as you see, Crump, but the time may come.

  • "Running as pretty as a coach-and-four when I left at seven this morning," said Sam.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope

  • We don't have tea at the 'Coach-and-Four' every Sunday in the year!

    The Root of All Evil

    J. S. Fletcher

  • The mother was brought from Fannet in a coach-and-four, and there was a splendid wedding.